The transfer window may be shut, and football itself may have begun to feel more draining than anything for Liverpool fans looking for an escape from the realities of day to day life in the midst of a global pandemic, but that doesn’t stop the rumours.

Rumours like one out of Italy today claiming Renato Sanches is destined for Liverpool. One might ask, of course, why it would be an Italian outlet like CalcioMercato peddling the story of the Portuguese Sanches leaving French side Lille to join England’s Liverpool. 

And the answer would be that the Italian outlet claim AC Milan are highly interested in the player but have consigned themselves to missing out as Sanches, who is still just 23 years old until he turns 24 in the summer, is destined for Liverpool.